Littlelace wrote:I have hunted ducks all over the country due to my carreer in the military. I grew up in Delaware where you will find some of the best waterfowl hunting in the world. I have never been around more inconsiderate hunters than I have here in Florida.
I've never hunted Ducks outside of Florida...and being a Native, I'm inclined to agree with you!! I've been hunting ducks off the KCOL, Lake O and East Florida Marshes for 34 years now. I have to say it keeps getting worse. Seems as though DH Etiquette just isn't taught to new hunters. Or new hunters just don't care. I haven't been able to figure it out yet, Sooooo...I simply prepare myself before each hunt.
Oh, not mentally!! I now have an air horn in my duck box. So when I shine a guy away and he decides he wants to set up anyway, well...his hunt wont be so grand. YES...I pull a serious richard head move. Every time birds begin to work or go near I will blow the horn. Sorry...but lack of ethics will be refuted during my hunts.
Let me clarify, I will generally vocalize my displeasure with someone setting up to close by notifying them that they are pretty close. I look at it like this...when I can hear you during a normal conversation and make out what you are saying...usually that means you're too close. Anyone disagree? My guess is less than 50 yards aways. Dammitman...just give me anything 100 yards plus...I'm good with that. But close enough for me to hear your conversations and you dont move...then the horn comes out! Its been pretty successful at getting guys to move. Those that dont usually go in when they have no shooting. Believe me after years of ruined hunts, and numerous failed attempts to teach this new breed of skybusting, no ethic having hunter, I'm giving back now!